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Dalmarnock Station / ATKINS

01:00 - 19 August, 2013
Dalmarnock Station / ATKINS, © Andrew Lee
© Andrew Lee

© Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee © Andrew Lee + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalmarnock, Glasgow, Glasgow City G40, United Kingdom
  • Area

    600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013

Speirs Locks Student Campus Proposal / Stallan-Brand

01:00 - 11 March, 2013
Speirs Locks Student Campus Proposal / Stallan-Brand, Courtesy of Stallan-Brand
Courtesy of Stallan-Brand

The proposal for the Speirs Locks Student Campus masterplan by Stallan-Brand seeks to integrate existing structures of merit and to introduce new public spaces around them. The retention of an old glue factory as a gallery and historic walls capture the site’s industrial past. The retention of an existing ornate brick wall, once the ground floor of the City Council Cleansing Department, is used to define a new public space, creating a unique arrival and provide the adjacent studio spaces with an appropriate external display space. More images and architects' description after the break.

Glasgow Theatre Redesign Winning Proposal / Bennetts Associates

00:00 - 19 February, 2013
Glasgow Theatre Redesign Winning Proposal / Bennetts Associates, © Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
© Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

Bennetts Associates, one of the UK's leading architectural practices, was just selected by the Citizens Theatre to work on the plans for a major redevelopment of its iconic Gorbals home. This will be the most comprehensive redevelopment of the building since it opened as a theatre in 1878. The planned capital project will transform the building creating a new vision for improved rehearsal, administration and learning accommodation, as well as improved facilities for the public. More images and architects' description after the break.

George Square Redevelopment: Six Firms Shortlisted

11:00 - 6 December, 2012
Courtesy of www.theglaswegian.co.uk
Courtesy of www.theglaswegian.co.uk

Six firms, Agence Ter (France), Burns + Nice (UK), Gustafson Porter (UK), James Corner Field Operations (USA), jmarchitects (UK), and John McAslan & Partners (UK), were recently shortlisted in the project for a major redevelopment of George Square in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. The 13 statues and monuments that stand in the square are to be moved to other sites in the city while the area is given a makeover ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Planned to submit their plans by the new year, the six designs submitted to Glasgow City Council will be put on public display at the Lighthouse in early January. The design competition winner will then have the prestigious task of redeveloping the square to further enhance Glasgow’s reputation as an international city.

OMA's Maggie's Gartnavel wins 2012 Doolin prize

15:00 - 9 November, 2012
© Nick Turner
© Nick Turner

The RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) has announced OMA as the tenth recipient of the prestigious Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award for the firm’s “welcoming, light and spacious” design of Maggie’s Gartnavel in Glasgow.

Serving as an exemplar for alternative healthcare design, OMA’s single story composition for the cancer care center laces together a series of interlocking rectangular spaces that form around a lush courtyard. Transparent walls of the building’s light-filled interior promenade connect patients directly to nature, as the building accommodates for the complex needs of the facility by providing spaces of interaction, personal privacy, and discrete counseling rooms, along with private nooks and corners. A notable characteristic of Maggie’s Gartnavel is the rich use of materials, from the flush inlaid timber and concrete ceiling to the simplistic concrete exterior and expansive floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

OMA generously donated their £25,000 prize to the Maggie’s Cancer Care Center.

More images after the break…

Riverside Museum Wins European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012 / Zaha Hadid Architects

11:00 - 8 May, 2012
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

Attracting more than 1.4 million visitors since opening in June, the Riverside Museum, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, recently won the European Museum Academy Micheletti Award 2012. Named the most innovative museum in the fields of technology, labor and social history, Riverside competed against museums in 12 other European countries to win the 17th annual award. More information on the award after the break.

Pearce Street, Govan / Austin-Smith:Lord

00:00 - 6 January, 2012
Pearce Street, Govan / Austin-Smith:Lord, © Keith Hunter
© Keith Hunter

© Keith Hunter © Keith Hunter © Keith Hunter © Keith Hunter + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    10 Pearce St, Glasgow, Glasgow City G51 3, UK
  • Client

    Bield Housing Association
  • Contractors

    CCG
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Video: Maggie Gartnaval by OMA

15:08 - 3 October, 2011

This exclusive video of OMA’s Maggie’s Centre by BD online features OMA partner Ellen van Loon discussing the design for the cancer care center. Led by OMA Partners Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon with Associate-in-charge Richard Hollington the Maggie Gartnaval center located in Glasgow opened today.

OMA designed Maggie Gartnaval Opens Today

12:02 - 3 October, 2011
Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault
Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault

Today marks the opening of Maggie’s Gartnaval, a new center for the charity located on the ground of Gartnaval Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland. Designed by OMA, the center aims to provide emotional and psychological support to those affected by cancer in the greater Glasgow area.

Rem Koolhaas commented, “We were touched to be asked to design a Maggie’s Centre, and invigorated by the opportunity to work on a completely different scale, with different ambitions, and in a different environment. Maggie’s is so unique and urgent among the projects we are working on.”

Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault Image courtesy of OMA; photography by Philippe Ruault + 12

A First Glance at Zaha Hadid's Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport / Zaha Hadid Architects

01:00 - 6 June, 2011
A First Glance at Zaha Hadid's Glasgow Riverside Museum of Transport / Zaha Hadid Architects, ©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow
©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow

©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow ©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow ©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow ©  Flickr Creative Commons:  Culture & Sport Glasgow + 15

Update: Glasgow School of Art / Steven Holl

07:30 - 25 March, 2011
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Plans for the new Glasgow School of Art building, designed by Steven Holl Architects in association with JM Architects, received approval from the Glasgow City Council’s planning committee this week. Site preparations are scheduled for this summer, and work on the new building will immediately follow with construction scheduled to take around two years. The five story building will reside directly opposite of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s masterful Glasgow School of Art building.